Saturday, July 13, 2024

Building Community at Beaulieu: Affordable First Homes in Chelmsford

Countryside has a vision for Beaulieu, where it wants to provide a vibrant new integrated community in Chelmsford with inspiring design, exceptional shared open spaces, and a full range of local amenities – it doesn’t get better than that!

Beaulieu, a joint venture/partnership with L&Q, offers an oasis of calm and community in the countryside, but with easy access to the city centre and London. Surrounded by over 176 acres of parkland, where wildlife can flourish, and biodiversity is key, it blends history and nature with modern design, creating homes that are perfect for everyone.

There is an extensive network of footpaths and cycle routes linking the neighborhoods, and cafes, shops, and vets are all available at Beaulieu Square, with more amenities to come soon at Beaulieu Central and Exchange. Sustainability is key, with bus links, a network of public cycleways, as well as routes for dog walking, jogging, and a new bridleway, all encouraging healthy living at the heart of the new community. For families, there is Essex’s first all-through school, with plans for a primary school, plus the community centre has a year-long program of events to enjoy.

With excellent transport links making for an easy commute, you can be in London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes, Stratford in 25 minutes, and Colchester in just 19 minutes, and there is a new railway station coming in 2026.


The homes at Beaulieu Heath offer flexible open-plan layouts, spacious bedrooms, and well-designed interiors that are flooded with natural light. Kitchens come complete with integrated appliances, fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom, and flooring throughout, plus landscaped front gardens and turf to the rear. It’s not often you find houses with an affordable price tag but for first-time buyers wanting to get a foot on the ladder and dreaming of living in their own little home, then look no further because there are one and two-bedroom houses available starting at £292,495 with up to a 5% deposit contribution on selected new homes.


Beaulieu Gate is the latest addition to Chelmsford’s new vibrant district. Surrounded by ancient parkland and inspired by the design of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace, which is now New Hall School, the development is a gateway to the wider Beaulieu development.

The crescent of new homes is unique in design, featuring subtle red brick detailing and bay windows, a nod to Tudor architecture and the history of the development, which plays a prominent part in the stunning design. There are one-bedroom apartments available that come with well-equipped kitchens with integrated appliances and open-plan kitchen/living/dining areas. The bathrooms are luxurious, and there are fitted wardrobes to the main bedrooms, plus flooring is included throughout. Car parking is also available. Perfect for first-time buyers, these one-bedroom apartments start at £249,995 with up to a 5% deposit contribution – so just imagine living in a beautiful new first home with an affordable price tag!

Beaulieu really does offer the best of all worlds, with town and country living that will suit everyone’s lifestyle and with a sense of community at its heart.

“It seemed a lovely place to start a life together. There are schools, coffee bars, a supermarket, and restaurants all within walking distance from home. It felt right for us; it was what we have always looked for,” say Luca and Ilaria, new residents at Beaulieu.

New homes at Beaulieu Heath in Chelmsford start from £292,495, and homes at Beaulieu Gate start from just £249,995 – both offer up to a 5% deposit contribution on selected new homes. The Marketing suite and show homes are open seven days a week.


Explore more about Beaulieu and other exciting first time buyer homes in our full magazine at Read For Free.

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